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Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.

James Baldwin

Who We Are

A community dialogue that transformed into a series of holistic events was selected to participate in the UpDayton Incubator and chosen as the winner of the 2018 UpDayton Annual Summit by the Dayton community.  Following the legacy of James Baldwin, we educate our community and allow space to ask more questions, critique our society, acknowledge bottom line issues, and move Black people into a place of creative action.  We help elevate the awareness of present conditions in order to collectively create the world we deserve and want to live in.

What We Do

Alongside the bookstore, tea bar and future expansion into a cafe that sells vegan and vegetarian entrees, we host a variety of community centered social spaces that we call the Baldwin Cafe series. These events include our Community Dialogue, Lit Exchange, Meditation Workshops, The Poets: Writers Group and Men’s/Women’s/Non-Binary Circles. You can learn more about them here.

How To Get Involved

Community volunteers help our mission run smoothly and provide real time experiences for our community that makes them feel welcomed, worthy, and supported. We are also looking for potential members to join the Baldwin Cafe team! Connect with us to find out if your talent aligns with our needs.

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Contact Us

We can be reached at BaldwinCafeDayton@gmail.com for participating, volunteering, or facilitating with Baldwin Cafe.

What To Expect

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